Thomas C. Greenwood

ID # 858, (1869-)
BirthThomas C. Greenwood was born on 11 October 1869 at Bursley, Yorkshire. 
BaptismHe was baptized on 31 July 1870 at Barnsley, York. 
MarriageHe married Margaret Unger, daughter of Joseph Unger and Geraldine Vrooman, on 29 April 1899 at Toronto, Ontario; 002053-99 Greenwood, Thos. Cooper, age 29, residence Toronto, born England, Journalist, son of George Greenwood and Sarah Ann, married Unger, Margaret, age 29, Toronto, born Ontario, daughter of Joseph Unger and Geraldine. Witnesses were Ethel B. Simpson of Toronto and Georgina A. Droughall of Toronto. Married by C.J. Droughall. They were married April 29, 1899. He is described as a bachelor and she as a spinster.

Margaret's real age was approximately 39 at the time of her marriage. 
NoteA Toronto obituary for Geraldine refers to Margaret as Mrs. Greenwood. Toronto city directories say that she is the widow of Thomas Greenwood. Thomas C. Greenwood, representative, News, boarded at 185 John Street at the time Geraldine owned the house, according to the 1898 and 1899 Toronto city directories. When, later, Geraldine was at Gloucester Street, certainly in 1920, Margaret is listed as the widow of Thomas Greenwood. A Canadian death registration for Thomas has not been found.

Thomas Cooper Greenwood appears with his family in the 1881 census in England at 33 Holker Street, Keighley, York. His place of birth is given as Bursley, Yorkshire. His age is shown as 11.

By the time of the 1911 census, Margaret Unger Greenwood describes herself as a widow. As said, we have no record of a death for Thomas, nor do we have a record for a divorce. We find, however, a Thomas C. Greenwood, birth date 11 October, 1871, parents George Greenwood and Sarah Ann Cooper, marrying a Mabel Saul Lyon in La Porte, Indiana, on 28 July, 1908. In 1910, Thomas and Mabel are living in Detroit. They are each shown as having married twice. Mabel is shown as having borne two children and with them are Harold, age 12, and Stanley, age 9. Though they are presented with the name Greenwood, it seems likely that they are Mabel's sons by a previous marriage. Both the 1910 and 1920 censuses show Mabel as being born in Canada. It appears that her birth name was Saul and her married name Lyon.

The 1910 census shows Thomas as a Journalist and the 1920 census shows Thomas as a city editor for the Detroit Times.

Ancestry provides us with an index card for Thomas' naturalization at Detroit. The date is June 29, 1917. An index for Woodmere Cemetery in Detroit seems to indicate that he is buried there. This has not been researched further. 
Last Edited21 Jan 2015